The confidence that comes with a healthy exchange of ideas

June 15, 2015, 10:52am

To build a strong, assertive society, there must be a focus on education and a healthy exchange of ideas. Only then can the most productive reflections emerge and the greatest talents flourish, for the greater benefit of everyone.

Since the death of Jacques Parizeau, I have witnessed the extent to which a healthy society is also able to build a climate of confidence in its potential and future. Opinions may differ on the destination or the... READ



The springtime of our future at the Outremont Site

May 21, 2015, 9:43am

When it’s autumn for some, it’s spring for others. So it goes with our planet and its inhabitants. It’s also a cycle that guides us in planning the paths and actions of today that will have an important impact on tomorrow.

As I’ve noted in the past, I take great pride in returning to the “springtime” of my professional career: education. Driven by social engagement and citizen action, I deeply believe in sharing knowledge to... READ



Rémi-Marcoux Entrepreneurial Track: Anne-Sophie Riopel-Bouvier’s Story

May 21, 2015, 9:15am

Launched on November 15, 2013, the Rémi-Marcoux Entrepreneurial Track is designed to awaken the entrepreneurial spirit in students and train them to become creative, bold and socially responsible business owners. The project also aims to help students join business networks and gain an international outlook. Rémi Marcoux and TC Transcontinental made the project possible by making a $2.5 million contribution during Campus Montréal’s major... READ



A new chapter for Thierry Vandal

May 8, 2015, 1:54pm

I am very proud to pay tribute to a longstanding friend who is embarking on a new phase of his professional life. Thierry Vandal is leaving his position as President and CEO of Hydro-Québec, Quebec’s largest state-owned corporation. He has held this position for 10 years, longer than any of his predecessors. Under his leadership, the company has made enormous progress in terms of efficiency, technological advances, product diversity, exports... READ



The circular economy: Going in circles to ensure sustainability

February 17, 2015, 3:27pm

The linear economy model (extraction – production – distribution – consumption – disposal), which has been in application since the start of the industrial age, is showing signs of weakness. Driven by the assumption that resources can never be depleted, it relies on factors such as the maximization of the number of units sold to establish wealth. Virtually incompatible with the concept of sustainable development, the linear model fosters... READ



A vital research support network

January 15, 2015, 11:33am

We believe that by the middle of this century, we will be able to treat or cure nearly all of the 200-odd forms of cancer that afflict so many people today.

What makes cancer so complex is that the disease is intimately linked to all of the processes that define life. For researchers, this means exploring the roles of cell communication and gene regulation. Understanding cancer comes down to deciphering the most fundamental mechanisms of the... READ